Tuesday, 12 January 2021

WOLFENSTEIN developers creating an INDIANA JONES video game for Bethesda

Further to the announcement yesterday that Lucasfilm were resurrecting the Lucasfilm Games brand, they have now confirmed their first brand-new project. A new Indiana Jones game is being developed by Bethesda, via their MachineGames Studios. Elder Scrolls and Fallout head honcho Todd Howard is attached as a producer.

MachineGames is a Swedish developer founded in 2009 by several former employees of the well-regarded Starbreeze Studios. MachineGames was acquired by Bethesda in late 2010. Their games have been Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014), Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (2015), Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017), Wolfenstein: Youngblood (2019) and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (2019).

The new Indiana Jones game will have an original story and won't be related to the fifth Indiana Jones movie, which starts shooting imminently with James Mangold directing and Harrison Ford returning to the role. That film is aiming for a July 2022 release, although that date being pushed back is possible.

With Bethesda being owned by Microsoft, it's possible this new game will be exclusive to PC and X-Box, but that has not yet been clarified.

Howard is also currently leading development of two single-player CRPGs at Bethesda Game Studios, Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI, the sequel to the bestselling Skyrim.

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